You will learn in our fantastic Construction Centre which has innovative and inspiring work areas with industry led equipment.
You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience within the industry, providing you with further skills for your future career.
You will get the chance to study at the Skills Village, providing you with first-hand practical experience of what it is like to work on a construction build whilst giving you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career within the construction industry.
You will learn in dedicated workshops for the construction trades including, bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating and plumbing.
You will get an opportunity to showcase your skills at regional and national events in recognised trade competitions, including SkillBuild.
Our students study in a purpose-built Construction centre.
Studying Construction at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a wide range of careers including: Architect, Building Surveyor, Site Manager, Bricklayer, Builder, Carpenter, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Wall and Floor Tiler, Site Supervisor.
Construction and the Built Environment
“I want to be an architect and the design packages that I have used on the course has given me an insight into what is involved in designing a building.”
HNC Construction and the Built Environment
“I work full-time and have fitted this course in around my full-time job. Having been out of education for the last 10 years, I decided to study this course as I wanted to improve my career prospects. I was nervous at first about going back into education but the relaxed learning environment and the smaller campus made it very easy for me to fit-in. ”
Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 full-time
“Barnsley College was my first stepping stone which has helped me get to where I am today. As soon as I began college I started to learn the skills and knowledge required. I was able to expand on these when I went to university to study Construction Management. I loved my time at college and would recommend it to anyone who is wanting a career within construction.”
Employed as a Building Manager at Willmott Dixon Construction
Level 2 and 3 Bricklaying Apprenticeship
“I won a number of national bricklaying competitions including the Guild of Bricklayers and the national final of SkillBuild. My tutors were fantastic and provided me with the confidence, guidance and support to get me to the competitions. I really enjoyed my apprenticeship and my time at College and the skills and knowledge I learnt there have help me get to where I am today.”
Owns his own construction business